Netflix, as well as Geico, seem to have opted to continue to advertise with entertainer Rush Limbaugh, who has been rapidly losing endorsement deals after calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a slut.
So far, the advertisers who have pulled away from Limbaugh are AOL, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Sleep Number Beds, Sleep Train, Citrix Systems and LegalZoom. Netflix, a company never short on its own share of controversy, appears to have decided to stick with the controversial program, according to Uproxx. Others have remained on board as well. Though, a Netflix representative recently told Hacking Netflix that the company “doesn’t purchase advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show.” The intrigue is too much to bear.
Sandra Fluke dismissed a Limbaugh apology on the matter, saying “I don’t think that a statement like this, issued saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything. Especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors, who have begun to pull support from his show.”
As of now, all of the advertising boycotts are merely annoying and uncomfortable for Limbaugh, who still pulls in $50 million a year from his dog and pony show.
As an update, Netflix has made a comment concerning the Rush Limbaugh show, and is no longer affiliated.